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happy holi-daze gift guide: one for you, one for me...

i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it actually is the gift that counts. let's be honest, no one is interested in the thought behind a flavored ham of the month club. and if you think that i could use anything at all that is sold exclusively on television at three o'clock in the morning, please think again. the wrong gift can turn a perfectly functional family gathering into the following: twelve accounts payable, eleven assigned seats, ten crocodile tears, nine family feuds, eight sucker punches, seven binge eaters, six sibling rivalries, five intoxicated confessions, four kissing cousins, three surprise engagements, two new chefs [who made the potato salad?], and a raw turkey to eat. i've compiled a lovely list of gift ideas guaranteed to bring only peace, love, and joy. i am wishing you all so much bliss and many blessings this holiday season.

smith & cult:

row one: bitter buddhist | gay ponies dancing in the snow | kings & thieves | vegas post apocalyptic | stockholm syndrome | row two: shattered souls | honey hush | bridge and tunnel | row three: fauntleroy | tenderoni | ghost edit | feathers & flesh


shrug open wave | large knit cowl | arm warmers peek-a-boo elbow | infinity rays | woven shawl

the pairabirds:

flower crown silhouette art print (001) | flower crown silhouette art print (002) | flower natural hair silhouette art print (003)floral hair bun silhouette art print (004)


saco de papel in cork  | saco de papel in glacier | saco de papel in ice | saco de papel in froze |
saco de papel in off white

emm kuo:

baller cardholder | girlboss cardholder | hustler cardholder | swagger cardholder

jennet liaw:

stay humble/hustle hard print

malvi marshmallow confections:

raspberry hibiscus | vanilla salted caramel | spiked espresso | chocolate | peppermint chocolate

sucre shop:

holiday wishes scoops | holiday wishes spoons | woodsy forks | spread joy knives | christmas fair isle forks | christmas fair isle scoops


pentahedron coasters | geometric coasters | cube coasters

old tom foolery:

happy holidays h-62 | christmas cc-36 | christmas cc-35

karolin schnoor:

cactus | wall calendar 2015


be well | wake up | calm down | get happy | get it on

vice & velvet:

christmas tree soap – berry pudding | christmas tree soap – candy cane | christmas tree soap – punch

puma x solange – wild wonders:

puma x solange disc collection swirls | puma x solange disc collection triangles | puma x solange suede classic

erin robinson:

erin robinson's holiday greeting cards are sold in an assortment of twelve in her etsy shop.

photography + image credits: all photography and artwork provided courtesy of the respective brand, company, or artist. thank you – smith & cult | DeNada | the pairabirds x tabitha bianca brown | adaism | emm kuo | jennet liaw | malvi marshmallow confections | sucre shop | koromiko | old tom foolery | karolin schnoor | PLANT | vice & velvet | puma | erin robinson


art studio: if these walls could talk...

it's so easy to consume yourself with every aspect of your desired field and by default cage your education. historical references, fictional characters, nature's backdrop – what represents your personal archive of inspiration, goals, and motivation? in between the conference calls and the coffee runs, amidst the instagram likes and the scandal retweets; find the beauty in the overwhelming and create that visual journal…

image credits: detailed from left to right, top to bottom. all images were created by and provided courtesy of their respective artists; with the exception of the cassandra rhodin wallpaper series, which was provided by your wallpaper.

:01 love story – big love wallpaper by cassandra rhodin | :02 life is for deep kisses… by weareyawn | :03 love story – roxxy wallpaper by cassandra rhodin | :04 love story – transdans wallpaper by cassandra rhodin | :05 stop in the name of love by viktor hertz | :06 love yourself print by kal barteski | :07 wutang print by roxy prima | :08 coffee and cigarettes by viktor hertz | :09 the royal tenenbaums poster by rachelle larocque | :10 even after all this time print by kal barteski | :11 always be yourself… by weareyawn | :12 love story – snekka wallpaper by cassandra rhodin


[en]joy: delicious city prints.

home is a sensory experience that allows me to see my childhood dreams as reality. touch fire without the burn. smell nature without resentment. hear the sound of pure love. taste the flavors of my city without guilt. and hailing from the windy city, taste is an integral part of chicago's celebratory dynamic. the deep dish pizza and chicago mix popcorn are tourist attractions in their own right. graphic designer roni lagin's delicious city prints are a typographic taste test to those of us that identify family and feasts with heart and home.

prints are available for purchase at www.deliciouscityprints.com :: austin | baltimore | boston | buffalo | charleston | chicago | denver | london | los angeles | louisville | milwaukee | new orleans | new york | paris | philadelphia | pittsburgh | raleigh | san francisco | seattle | washington dc

[prints created by and provided courtesy of roni lagin. visit www.rlagindesign.com for additional information.]


[en]joy: get in here by cdr.

baby. boo. heart song. love. sweetheart. terms of endearment vary by significant other, but the offer is always the same – get in here. the message in graphic designer christopher david ryan's prints sets the stage for a range of interpretation. the command is simple enough, but get in here and do what exactly? take my love? share your heart? promise me forever or just tonight [listen, i don't judge]? whatever the circumstances, say it exactly how you mean it and as often as you can.

love shown: get in here – red print + iphone case // get in here – black print + iphone case

[artwork + images created by and provided courtesy of christopher david ryan.]


[en]joy: fierce mally.

my appreciation for the beauty of print media runs deep. elation comes with the receipt of font focused vintage paper invitations. raw inspiration leaps from glossy glam magazine compositions. trust me – i get it. technology's communication process is not only eco-friendly and convenient, the response time is immediate. but mass holiday text messages, social media declarations, and thank you e-cards – i can't. fierce mally note cards are a collection of whimsical illustrations, watercolor prints, and clean lines that communicate city love, celebrations, and thank you loud and clear.

note card sets: love from d.c. // love from fargo // love from nyc // cheers to you // kitchen tools set // so…this happened.

[photography provided courtesy of fierce mally.]

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